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The National Museum of American History Recognizes 30 Years of AIDS

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Recently, I learned of two complementary exhibits at the National Museum of American History entitled, HIV and AIDS Thirty Years Ago and Archiving the History of an Epidemic: HIV and AIDS, 1985-2009. As one passionate about the fight against AIDS,…

Highlights from a National Discussion on 30 Years of AIDS in the United States

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Earlier this month over 2,000 government employees, stakeholders, staff from community organizations, consumers, and advocates working in HIV participated in a webinar, “The State and Future of HIV/AIDS” to recognize 30 years of AIDS. The following federal leaders briefly spoke:…

The Future of the NIAID Clinical Trial Units

Research | June 28, 2011 Read the full post
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As the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) moves forward to restructure its HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks and include a new network focused on infectious diseases other than AIDS, the Clinical Trial Units (CTUs) will continue to play…

Proposed National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Fund

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Because the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) is a priority endeavor for the U.S. government, when the President released his Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) budget proposal in February of this year, he proposed a special fund to support the implementation of…

National HIV Testing Day 2011

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Cross-posted from White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Note: Today President Obama issued a statement on National HIV Testing Day Thirty years ago, at the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, there was no test for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. For many, there was only the long and…

National HIV Testing Day 2011

Kevin Fenton

Today is National HIV Testing Day—a day to promote HIV-testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United…

Inspiration for a Future Free of HIV

Global | June 24, 2011 Read the full post
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This week, First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting South Africa and Botswana, focusing on youth leadership, education, health and wellness. Today, Mrs. Obama met with organizations dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in South Africa, including groups that use soccer to convene…

FY11 Awards Made Under the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund

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In a post last month, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, provided an overview of the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) and highlighted the changes that were made this year to bring it into better…